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From the Heart – October 2019

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Grand Bahama Island (Hurricane) / 88,515 Meals Over 15 Days

Operation BBQ Relief responded after Hurricane Dorian caused major damage in the Grand Bahamas. This deployment brought an additional dimension of logistical complexity as we were flying meals to their destination. Inclement weather and mechanical issues grounded planes unexpectedly, but that didn’t stop the prepared meals from being distributed locally. The Always Serving Project (our non-disaster arm) kicked into gear and delivered 9350 meals to First Responders and shelters in the Ft. Lauderdale area. Two major milestones occured during this deployment: OBR’s 3 Million Meal mark and our first International deployment.

From the Heart – September 2019

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From the Heart – July 2019

Pork Belly Burnt End Sandwich

These morsels of pork amazingness are always worth the wait. Slow roasted and slathered in barbecue sauce, this tender and flavorful pork belly is so magical you’ll be thinking of it again and again and again…

From the Heart – June 2019

Tulsa, Oklahoma (Flood) / 7,950 Meals Over 7 Days

Storms dumped more than 4 inches of rain on Tulsa within three hours caused widespread flooding along the swollen Arkansas River. Roughly 600 Tulsa structures were swamped after the flood.

Linwood, Kansas (Tornado) / 2,000 Meals Over 2 Days

The tornado that ripped through Linwood, Kansas was an EF4 storm with maximum winds of 170 mph. It was on the ground for more than 31 miles and had a maximum width of one mile. At least a dozen homes were damaged or destroyed in Linwood, Kansas and at least 18 injuries were reported in Douglas County.